Balcombe Neighbourhood Plan

The Balcombe Neighbourhood Plan will be presented for ratification at the Balcombe Parish Council meeting 18 March and will go out for formal public consultation after the election 7 May 2015.

Please click on the links below to view the documents.

Balcombe NP Local Green Spaces Feb 2015


Balcombe NP_Pre Sub Plan Feb 2015

Balcombe Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Design Guide Feb 2015

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High Speed Broadband

High Speed Broadband is now available in Balcombe, contact your supplier for more details.


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Reporting Anti-Social Driving

Operation Crackdown is the online reporting tool for members of the public to report incidents of anti social driving.  The link is  There is also a new link which allows people to see what anti social driving is being reported in their areas.  The link for that is



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Free Health Care Checks

Free NHS health checks for residents

The Mid Sussex Wellbeing team has organised NHS health checks in Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath.

NHS health checks can help people get on the right path to a healthy future by spotting any potential health problems at an early stage.  The free NHS health checks are run by trained health professionals and take just 20-30 minutes. Appointments are available to people aged between 40 and 74 years old as long as they are not on medication for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol or kidney disease.

Everybody who takes part will receive a blood pressure check, a cholesterol measurement, and will have their BMI (Body Mass Index) calculated by measuring height and weight. After the health check there will be an opportunity to discuss the results with a trained Wellbeing Advisor, who will provide personalised advice on how to lower the risk of future problems and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Appointments for the NHS health checks are available now and must be booked in advance. Sessions will be held on Thursday 8th January in Haywards Heath, Tuesday 17th February in East Grinstead and Monday 9th March in Burgess Hill. For more information or to book an appointment for a free health check call the Mid Sussex Wellbeing team on 01444 477191 or email.

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Judicial Review Decision

Frack Free Balcombe Residents’ Association (FFBRA) challenged the WSCC planning approval allowing Cuadrilla to Flow Test the well at Lower Stumble via Judicial Review. The hearing took place 6/7 November and last week the decision was made known. FFBRA’s claim for Judicial Review was dismissed and the Judge ruled with WSCC.

Cuadrilla have informed Balcombe Parish Council that they have no immediate plans for Balcombe.

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Thameslink Timetables from January 2015

Please click on the link below to see the proposed Thameslink timetables from January 2015

Thameslink timetables Jan 15


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STOP sign at Threads

Two or three years ago Balcombe Parish Council spent a great deal of time and effort seeking to have the Give Way sign replaced by a STOP sign.  WSCC’s initial view was that it didn’t meet the relevant criteria, but after a meeting on site it agreed to submit an application to the Secretary of State for permission to over-ride the relevant criteria, and this was done.  The Secretary of State rejected the application on the grounds that there was no evidence of a sufficient number of fatal or serious accidents at the crossroads.   Please see correspondence below (click on the links):-

TRO Request (Stop Sign)

STOP Sign Reply

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